The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual competition, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and web series from around the globe. Official Selections from the IPC will screen in competition during the annual New York Television Festival each fall. IPC Official Selections are eligible for the competition's category and individual achievement awards as well as guaranteed development deals from Festival Development Partners.


IPC submissions should be between 4 and 60 minutes in length, and all genres are welcome (Comedy, Unscripted/Doc, Drama, Family, Animation, Short-Form, etc). If submitting an unscripted/docu-series pilot, sizzle reels and/or character tapes are recommended.


For more information about submitting to the IPC (including deadlines and reminders), Visit the 2017 IPC page here.


Want to learn more about the benefits of submitting your pilot/project to the NYTVF? Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Submit on the NYTVF Blog.


Trailers and full pilots of previous IPC Selections are available on the NYTVF's Youtube page.


The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.



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